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New idea about backup maybe not new, but a good point.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by prixone, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. prixone

    prixone Well-Known Member

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    cPanel offer you the option to send the backup to another host, i think they could add a new option to send it to an e-mail.


    Or could any one tell me how to make it or if some one already has a script for it would share.

    Thx.
     
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    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    Email is an extremely bad delivery method for large binary attachments. A backup file of, say, 100MB would like bloat to at least 200MB one it has been encoded into BASE64 which it must be as all email must be in ASCII text.

    You are much better using FTP or SFTP or RSYNC, etc.
     
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    prixone Well-Known Member

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    oh nice didnt knew about the encode part, yeah would generate a huge file.

    bad idea :P
     
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